Officials at the signing ceremony

Officials at the signing ceremony

Textile cluster launched in Oman

January 2019

Oman-based SV Pittie Sohar Textiles, a part of ShriVallabh Pittie Group – a global leader and one of the largest cotton yarn manufacturers in India, said it has launched a textile cluster with a cotton yarn production unit in Sohar, Oman.

Positioning Oman on the world map of textiles industry, Pittie Group is developing a total of four modern yarn manufacturing units in the campus, covering over 2 million sq ft area, and housing the latest and most efficient automated technology in the textile industry.

The new facility was inaugurated by Sayyid Taimur Bin Assad Bin Tariq Al Said in the presence of Pittie Group chairman Vinod Pittie and managing director Chirag Pittie. Sayyid Taimur also laid foundation stone of cotton yarn spinning unit (No 3) in the textile cluster.

Speaking at the event, Chirag said: “We are glad to open the facility which would significantly contribute to the nation’s economy. With a planned completion by November next year, these units will boast 300,000 spindles and 7,000 rotors producing over 100,000 metric tonnes of world class compact cotton yarn.”

“The cotton yarn spinning unit (No 2), a 500,000 sq ft facility, will be fully operational by April,” he stated.

Chirag said with the work in full swing, the company could start production in a record time of approximately eight months.

“This would not have been possible without the support of our lead EPC partner Inexco innovations Dubai under whose supervision we had almost 500 workers and over 100 engineers working 24x7 at the site during this period,” he added.

On the solid government support, Chirag said: “We have key stakeholders like Oman Sultan’s Special Forces Pension Fund backing us. Besides, our bankers Bank Sohar, having complete trust and confidence in this project, have been with us in every way to ensure we continue to move forward, unhindered. With this facility having the best-in-class technology and expertise including Omani citizens, textiles could be the next large industry sector in the sultanate,” he added.

SV Pittie Sohar Textiles has also signed an agreement with Oman’s National Training Fund to train 1,000 Omanis for captive employment in the Textile Cluster. This training programme, followed by guaranteed employment, will have a focus on foundational and textile technical skills and be especially suitable for Omani youth and women.

“Our goal is to build a strong national workforce and bring stability, comfort and pride to thousands of Omani families,” stated Chirag.

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